The western Pacific has become stormy as a result of unexpected events such as a US EP-3 surveillance plane bumping into a PLA fighter and the USNS ocean surveillance ship Impeccable being in a standoff with a Chinese fishery administration ship. These events intensified the hostile atmosphere in the area and seriously deteriorated China-US relations. To avoid such events in the future, it is of great importance to recognize the convergences and divergences of China-US maritime interests and try to cooperate with each other.
Issues & Insights Vol. 11 – No. 10
August 17, 2011